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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

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Michael Hirst
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2010   2009   2008   2007  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 49 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ...  King Henry VIII 38 episodes, 2007-2010
Henry Cavill ...  Charles Brandon 38 episodes, 2007-2010
Anthony Brophy ...  Ambassador Bishop Chapuys / ... 25 episodes, 2007-2010
James Frain ...  Thomas Cromwell 25 episodes, 2007-2010
Sarah Bolger ...  Mary Tudor 23 episodes, 2008-2010
Guy Carleton Guy Carleton ...  Chamberlain 23 episodes, 2007-2010
Natalie Dormer ...  Anne Boleyn 21 episodes, 2007-2010
Max Brown ...  Edward Seymour 21 episodes, 2008-2010
Nick Dunning ...  Thomas Boleyn 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Rod Hallett ...  Richard Rich / ... 19 episodes, 2008-2010
Maria Doyle Kennedy ...  Queen Catherine of Aragon 18 episodes, 2007-2010
Simon Ward ...  Bishop Gardiner 17 episodes, 2009-2010
Pádraic Delaney ...  George Boleyn 16 episodes, 2007-2008
Jeremy Northam ...  Sir Thomas More 16 episodes, 2007-2010
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Storyline

This costume drama features England's splendid Renaissance dynasty under King Henry VIII. Beginning in Season 1 when Henry VIII was growing desperate for an heir and growing distant from his first wife, the series moves quickly to the period when Anne Boleyn became his obsession. During this time Cardinal Wolsey rose to become the power behind his throne, ruling ruthlessly and nearly absolutely while Henry (played by Johnathon Rhys Meyers) for the most part followed the Cardinal's advice, maneuvering through a series of betrayals and plots against him. When Anne Boleyn plays much harder to get than any woman ever has, Henry begins to search for a way out of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, so that he can make Anne his wife. Needing a divorce, Henry turns to Wolsey, who promises to help him create waves of backlash from the church, as well as the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and its overseas empire. Against this background gyrate the private lives and political intrigues of several ... Written by KGF Vissers and Ayla Slessor

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Taglines:

It's Good to Be King. See more »

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

Ireland | Canada | USA | UK

Release Date:

1 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Tudors See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Anna Brewster who portrayed Anna Buckingham in the first two episodes of the first season has been included (through a scene clip) in the first three seasons' opening credits. Before Henry Cavill's credit rolls, a distinct scene that both actors shared in the first episode of Season 1 appears. The scene was not included in the opening credits for Season 4. See more »

Goofs

In the series, Thomas Wyatt has an on-again/off-again relationship with Queen Catherine's lady-in-waiting. In real life, Wyatt married Elizabeth Brooke, daughter of Thomas Brooke, 8th Baron Cobham, in 1520. However, there is historical evidence that the real Wyatt was infatuated with Anne Boleyn, as shown in the series. See more »

Quotes

Anne Boleyn: You can't have 3 people in a marriage!
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Version of The Tudors: Civil Unrest (2009) See more »

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Lacrymosa
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User Reviews

 
Not quite like Rome, but in the spirit of historically set series, a good replacement
23 March 2007 | by lilwolfe006See all my reviews

With the proposed ending of Rome - I think a lot of viewers will automatically turn to The Tudors as a replacement. I have watched the first episode and find that the acting and set alone can pull a viewer in. It is different than Rome, but the same core passions of humanity are present.

I am deeply saddened that Rome will be ending after such a short run, and I think that were it not, The Tudors would find far more competition. As it is, both shows are proving that there is an audience for historical dramas and I hope such endeavors continue in the future.

The Tudors has a quality cast with attractive actors for both genders to attach to. I cannot make an honest opinion yet on the plots and direction of the series until I see more of it, but the imagery alone is a good start for this series.


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